Posted On: 08/30/18 11:11 AM
Florida has endless prospects that can score the rock. Shooters are all over the big state and we are always looking for top notch players with a seasoned jumper.
Here’s a look at eight underappreciated shooters across Florida.
The Canadian born guard is a lethal shooter. Jaden Campbell has confidence in his blood and his mindset is always to make defenses pay with his jumper. His defensive game is coming together but for now, the 6’5″ The Rock guard has an impressive outside touch which will help him make a push.
After a workhorse summer with SEBA, Braxton Bartlett once again proved he is a sound point guard and reliable shooter. At the USF camp with Oldsmar Christian, the 6’5″ guard was the clearcut leader and best player on the floor. He’s in for a banner senior season and deserves much more attention from college programs.
Boca Ciega looked a whole lot different in the June spring league. But one aspect remains the same and that is the presence of guard Dakota Moore. The younger brother of current Israeli Premier League guard Dallas Moore, Dakota isn’t as physically strong as Dallas, but his shooting is a true asset. Look for the 6’0″ guard to lead the way the entire season for the Pirates.
A major piece for the defending Class 7A state champions is Jonathan Nunez. The 5’11” point man can hit from outside at a high clip and he did more than enough to help his squad upend an athletic Choctaw group in March at RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Expect Nunez to carry the load once again for the Firebirds.
Back at Sagemont for his final high school season, Isiah Kirby really shined throughout the summer with Team Speights. The 6’2″ combo guard has always played with poise, purpose and speed. He has a quick motor that helps him throughout games. Kirby brings his outside touch to Sagemont after spending his junior season at Cypress Bay.
At times it seems like clockwork when Logan Morrissey is shooting from outside. The 6’3″ Plant guard recently picked up an offer from Air Force. For a young Panthers squad, Morrissey is going to be asked to do a lot more than in previous years. He’s been a top option, but now he’ll be asked to score at a higher clip and it looks like he’ll be to handle the pressure.
A strong-willed guard, Klein Alexandre really impressed me this summer with Team Speights. At 6’2″, he’s physically gifted and his ability to create on his own boosts his stock. Alexandre plays like a running back out there and with that, he’s able to knock down jumpers with ease. Expect an impactful season from him at Oxbridge.
Carrollwood Day has a good one in Edgar Ziegler. A 3-point shooter for much of his career, he’s expanding his game with attacks, dunks and pressure moves. Ziegler is in great shape, adding a bit of muscle in preparation for his senior campaign. At 6’3″, Ziegler’s stock is on the rise at the Class 4A program.
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